HOPE - H2K Video
Producer 2600 The Hacker QuarterlyAudio/Visual sound, color
Hackers on Planet Earth
H2K (2000): Selling Out: The Pros and Cons of Working for The Man
Friday, July 14, 2000: 10:00 am (Main Stage): There's lots of talk in the media about hackers who get straight jobs in the security industry. What does it cost a hacker to get a real job? What are the benefits? What about those nasty intellectual property agreements? Scott Blake runs the RAZOR security research team. He actively recruits and manages hackers for BindView, a publically traded software company. He's defended this to the executive management and the press. In this talk, you'll hear it straight about what you have to give up for the paycheck, as well as what you get to keep.
H2K (2000): Ethics in Military and Civilian Software Development
Friday, July 14, 2000: 11:00 am (Main Stage): The quality with which systems are developed for either civilian or military purposes has systemic, infrastructure-wide consequences. What are the ethical considerations present in developing military and civilian software? Hosted by Sam Nitzberg, Winn Schwartau, and Robert Steele.
H2K (2000): High School Horror Tales
Friday, July 14, 2000: 12:00 pm (Main Stage): We've all read the letters from high school kids who have their copies of 2600 seized by the principal or who get suspended or even expelled for using an unauthorized command on one of the classroom computers. Unfortunately, this seems to be the rule, not the exception. Hear from high school kids from around the world who have suffered at the hands of the technologically inept and be shocked at some of the incredible accusations that have been hurled at them. Hosted by Greg Newby.
H2K (2000): MTV - How Did It Happen?
Friday, July 14, 2000: 1:00 pm (Main Stage): We all know about the travesty that MTV put out on its "True Life" series last year on the subject of hackers. Hear from an ex-employee of MTV who will reveal what was left out and why, as well as what was whispered in the hallways of Viacom. Hear from some of the other participants in the show as well. Hosted by tommEE pickles, Weld Pond, and Izaac Falken.
H2K (2000): Hacktivism - Terrorism or A New Hope?
Friday, July 14, 2000: 2:00 pm (Main Stage): We've all heard the phrase but what does it mean? Is there such a thing as activism on the net and, if so, how does it work? Learn just how much organization there is - and how much disorganization. Panelists include Reid Fleming, Oxblood, and Shapeshifter.
H2K (2000): The Legal Panel
Friday, July 14, 2000: 3:00 pm (Main Stage): What is illegal these days? What isn't? Just how many of these crazy laws are being passed that make a great amount of what we do illegal and punishable by more prison time than many violent offenders? Just how bad is this going to get? Find out what country you should be trying to escape to and what new laws are "coming down the pike" with our panel of legal experts and pundits. This is not a panel for the squeamish. Panelists: Martin Garbus, Emmanuel Goldstein, Robin Gross.
H2K (2000): DeCSS and the DMCA - Hackers vs. Corporate America
Friday, July 14, 2000: 4:00 pm (Main Stage): There has never been a case like this in the history of the hacker world. For the first time, thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it's actually illegal to figure things out and tell people how technology works - if the powers that be decide to keep this knowledge secret. Since hackers throughout the world continue to decrypt, reverse engineer, figure out things, and spread whatever it is they discover to whoever is willing to listen, there is a battle brewing like none we've ever seen. 2600 is only the first of what will likely be many defendants as the corporate/governmental fist continues ever more desperately to try to control the dissemination of information. A look at what DeCSS is, what it's not, and how the DMCA is going to affect each and every one of us. Hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein, Jon Johansen, Macki.
H2K (2000): Cracking the Hacker Myth: A Scientific Study to Find the Real Story
Friday, July 14, 2000: 5:00 pm (Main Stage): In the past, many misunderstood groups in society have reaped the rewards of public backlash due to misinformation propagated by members of the media and authorities. Despite what society has learned from these past cases, history has repeated itself yet again. For at least the last decade, hacker myths have been concocted and propagated by acclaimed experts in the media and authorities in society. What are the undercurrents that are driving this behavior? The Laurentian University Hacker Research Team has been undertaking an independent study to create a balanced view of hackers. They believe that hackerdom is misunderstood and grossly misrepresented to the public. From their study, science may be able to dispel some of these myths and provide the public and organizations with a balanced view regarding hackers in society. Panelists include John Dodge, Bernie S., and Bernadette Schell.
H2K (2000): The Old Timer Panel
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 10:00 am (Main Stage): Hard as it may be to believe, there are hackers who have been active for twice as long as many of the H2K attendees have been alive! Quite a bit has changed since the old days - the technology, the laws, the amount of interest (just look around you!) and there are some things that haven't changed at all. Hear some incredible stories from the past and learn a bit about the origins of the hacker culture. Hosted by Cheshire Catalyst and Captain Crunch.
H2K (2000): RetroComputing
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 11:00 am (Main Stage): This panel will discuss and explore "obsolete computers" such as TRS-80s and Atari 800s. It will be open to techno-geeks who know everything there is to know and newbies who wish to learn about these interesting systems from long ago. People are urged to bring their old computers (for the retro network table) and a mini-network of old computers will be created. The panel will also be a sort of swap meet for those looking for parts they cannot find in stores. Hosted by Graphix, Mr. Ohm, Nightstalker, and Sam Nitzberg.
H2K (2000): Keynote - Jello Biafra
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 1:00 pm (Main Stage): Former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys Jello Biafra may appear to have little to do with the world of hackers. But all one has to do is look at the many injustices we've faced over the years and the ominous overtones of what lies ahead - more laws, more crackdowns, more global controls with little or no oversight, and plenty more prisons. There is no better spokesperson for the ongoing fight of the individual vs. the system than Jello. What we in the hacker world are going through extends far beyond the world of computers - the issues of free speech that we're engaged in will have an effect on people everywhere for a very long time to come. By the same token, we must remain aware of what's going on in the rest of the world or we won't see what's coming. We guarantee - Jello WILL wake you up. This is also the first time ever that a presidential candidate has addressed a hacker convention.
H2K (2000): The King's Mob Open Source Mediamaking Panel
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 1:00 pm (Main Stage): NYC's Do-it-Yourself new media and movie studio, King's Mob Multimedia, will present a discussion on Open Source Mediamaking and how the DiY ethic can shatter major corporations' grasp on independent production and distribution. From DeCSS to the WTO protests, the world is learning that technological convergence means more than a TV that is also a microwave: technology gives us the means to converge people and cultures and to set information free. It's all about empowering voices that wouldn't otherwise be heard. The King's Mob's first release, THREAT, is a DiY movie about kids coming of age in a world of violence and intolerance, recognizing too late that the establishment pits us against one another across lines of race, gender, and privilege. The movie was a four year collaboration between over 200 kids from numerous cultures and lifestyles across five countries. It has since toured skateparks, hip hop clubs, and punk shops from LA to Berlin. Hosted by Matt Pizzolo.
H2K (2000): The Robotic Graffiti Writer
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 3:00 pm (Main Stage): The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) is a politically motivated robotics collective which develops technologies to both counter existing military/police technologies as well as extend the autonomy of human activists. The IAA has already completed and tested the Robotic Graffiti Writer (developed in part with funds from RTMark) as well as the propaganda distribution device, Little Brother. Current research includes a street worthy prototype of the GraffitiWriter as well as new innovations in technologies for surveillance of police actions/movements.
H2K (2000): Hackers and the Media
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 5:00 pm (Main Stage): Hear straight from the mouths of journalists why hackers seem to always get such bad media exposure. These guys may not be the enemy (then again they might be - you decide) but they will offer some valuable insight into how the media works and how we can make it work to our advantage. Panelists include Robert Lemos (ZDNet), Doug Mohney (Boardwatch), Viktorie Navratilova (Chicago Tribune), and Deborah Radcliff (Computerworld).
H2K (2000): Napster: A New Beginning or Beginning of the End?
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 6:00 pm (Main Stage): We've read the papers and seen the hysteria. Many of us have also been affected by the clogged bandwidth. So what will programs like Napster wind up doing to the Net, the music industry, artists, and the consumer culture? Hear from Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan of New York University, radio personality Lazlow, Jello Biafra, and people in the music business who are feeling the effects of Napster and the Net. Other panelists include Glen Otis Brown, James Hanna, and Keith Hopkin.
H2K (2000): Mock Trial: The MPAA vs. 2600
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 8:30 pm (Main Stage): When we first scheduled this, our REAL trial wasn't supposed to happen until December. Then things changed and the trial was moved to the DAY AFTER H2K! Well, how could we resist? What better way to go into court Monday morning than to remember what the verdict of our TRUE peers had been mere hours earlier? The fun starts with a two hour courtroom drama in which both sides will be presented as factually as can be managed. "Lawyers" for each side will be selected as will a judge - people with actual legal background and knowledge. Expert witnesses will also be called to the stand and a jury will be selected who will render a verdict. Probably a lot more exciting and jovial than the real trial. Participants include: Adam Cohen, Emmanuel Goldstein, Jon Johansen, Glenn Kurtzrock, Bernie S., Shana Skaletsky, Scott Skinner, and Alexander Urbelis.
H2K (2000): Spy Stuff: Everything You Never Believed But Wanted to Ask About...
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 10:30 pm (Main Stage): Robert Steele, former clandestine case officer (spy) and author of "ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World," has been described by Bruce Sterling as "about 100 times smarter and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers...." Find out why in a free for all discussion about spy stuff, smart nations, dumb governments, and more.
H2K (2000): Information on the Masses
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 12:00 pm (Main Stage): How much information is out there on every one of us? Who is able to access it? How much can money really buy? And just how much digging do you really have to do in order to find out the real secrets? An update to the Beyond HOPE discussion by world renowned private eye Steve Rambam that will shock, enrage, frighten, and intrigue you.
H2K (2000): The Jon Johansen Story
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 4:00 pm (Main Stage): On January 24, 16-year-old Jon Johansen and his father were both arrested by Norwegian authorities under pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America and the major film studios it represents. The authorities seized his computer, some disks, and a mobile phone. Jon, a member of Masters of Reverse Engineering, was believed to have been responsible for reverse engineering CSS (although this has never been definitively proven) and thus igniting the current controversy that has resulted in 2600 being sued in federal court for publishing the program on its web site. Hear from both Jon Johansen and his father (Per Johansen) as they tell the story of the raid and arrest which could result in three years in prison.
H2K (2000): Social Engineering
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 3:00 pm (Main Stage): Home of the first social engineering panel back in 1994, we continue the tradition this year with more tales of triumph and disaster plus some live telephone antics that should leave you in stitches or put us in cuffs. Panelists include Cheshire Catalyst, Emmanuel Goldstein, Robert J. Lupo, and Kevin Mitnick on the phone.
H2K (2000): Lockpicking
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 5:00 pm (Main Stage): Barry "The Key" is one of Europe's leading experts on locks. In his first presentation in the United States, he will talk about lockpick "sportgroups" that are very popular in Europe. He will also give a demonstration for basic and advanced lockpickers. If his suitcase is not too heavy he will bring some exotic European locks to show. Also appearing: Hans ("Unicorn").
H2K (2000): Hackers Of Planet Earth
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 7:00 pm (Main Stage): You thought hacking was an American thing? Think again. There are hackers in every nook and cranny of the globe, from Bosnia to Burundi, and a lot of them are coming to H2K to share information, technique, and adventures. This "meeting of the minds" is what the authorities fear the most. Come join the conspiracy and make friends around the globe. Hosted by Rop Gonggrijp from Holland, Andy Mueller-Maguhn from Germany, and Cyberjunkie from England.
H2K (2000): H2K Closing Ceremonies
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 8:00 pm (Main Stage): The festivities come to an end and final goodbyes are said. Participants include: Cheshire Catalyst, Emmanuel Goldstein, Porkchop, Bernie S., and Ben Sherman.
H2K (2000): Low Power FM (LPFM)
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 10:00 am (Second Stage): Have you ever wanted to set up your own radio station? For the first time in 20 years, it's possible to apply to the FCC and be granted a low-power community radio station license. But before you can reach that euphoric goal of "radio by the people, for the people," there are lots of pitfalls and hurdles to cross, not to mention possible legislative problems with the whole process. This informative discussion will go into detail about the history of the LPFM scene along with a discussion about current legislation, loopholes, and possible impacts of Congressional rulings. Hosted by Pete Tridish, Andrew Yoder, and Bernie S.
H2K (2000): Low Bandwidth Access to the Internet
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 11:00 am (Second Stage): A continuation of the Beyond HOPE discussion that will disparage flashy graphics and shockwaved sites in favor of informative text based information content that gives the user the INFORMATION they are looking for, not just glitz. Hosted by Cheshire Catalyst and The Voxy Lady.
H2K (2000): The Hacker's Code
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 2:00 pm (Second Stage): This session will ask audience members to work together on a "Hacker's Code." Is it possible to have a shared code of ethics? Is it desirable? Will this help distinguish hackers from script kiddies from criminals? We will look at some possible examples, including the Hacker's Manifesto, Hippocratic Oath, The Three Laws of Robotics, and others. Speaker: Greg Newby.
H2K (2000): Hardware and Electronics Q&A Panel
Saturday, July 15, 2000: 5:00 pm (Second Stage): Do you have questions about basic electronics, embedded systems, secure hardware design, smart cards, hardware tokens, or wireless and radio technologies? Having a problem reverse engineering your latest flea market find? Are you sick and tired of hearing about software-only related security problems? Not to worry! Stop by the Hardware and Electronics Q&A Panel to explore a different form of hacking and interface directly with fellow electronics enthusiasts. The panel will be an open discussion and will attempt to field and answer any related questions. Three hardware hackers - Kingpin, Brian Oblivion, and Javaman - will be on hand. Special guests may appear.
H2K (2000): Introduction to Computer Viruses
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 12:00 pm (Second Stage): This talk covers how viruses work. Bootsector, multi-parti, file infectors, macro, Trojan, and fakes will all be approached in detail. There will be detailed discussions on VBS scripts and what's in the future regarding viruses. Hosted by Robert J. Lupo.
H2K (2000): Pirate Radio 101
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 1:00 pm (Second Stage): A demonstration and presentation of a portable microradio station providing live, wireless audio transmissions throughout buildings and neighborhoods and around the world via the Internet. Although the revolution will not be televised, this panel discussion will inspire hackers to get involved in our fight against short-sighted, out-of-touch governmental regulatory agencies and the large, powerful corporate puppeteers who control them. Hosted by Professor Klystron, Mr. E, Ken-Zo, and DJ Anne Animus.
H2K (2000): Internet Radio
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 4:00 pm (Second Stage): While it's true that radio space on the dial is controlled by fewer and fewer people, broadcasting on the net is something that almost anyone can do. Hear from someone who actually does it - how to get started, how to do it right, and how you can make a difference. Hosted by Fearfree, Juintz, and Porkchop.
H2K (2000): Has Anyone Learned ANYTHING?
Sunday, July 16, 2000: 5:00 pm (Second Stage): While a select few may have learned how to cope with the issues inherent in the Information Age, the majority have not. A look at current security trends that explores exactly how far corporate America and the government have come in accepting/dealing with computer and information security. Are we any better off now? Have major incidents been an eye-opener to anyone? Are current laws and processes effective? Sadly, the report card is NOT GOOD. Hosted by Rick Forno.